Rose E. Bowen, resident of Waterford, who turned 100 years old on her birthday this year, died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Edinboro Manor where she resided for less than two months. Born in Erie on August 31, 1913, she was one of seven children of the late Edward and Elizabeth Da Valle Van Zandt.

Rose lived most of her life in Waterford and was a homemaker who loved her children and grandchildren. For many years, right up until this last year, she was a member of the Pennbriar Health Club in Erie where she made many friends as she walked and worked the exercise machines. Rose belonged to the Waterford Garden Club and was a lover of the outdoors. She enjoyed hunting and fishing with her late husband.

Rose married Byron W. Bowen on January 31, 1935 and he preceded her in death in 1993. She is also predeceased by her four brothers and two sisters– Edward Van Zandt, Clarence Van Zandt, Laura Wiard, Frank Van Zandt, Gerald Van Zandt, and Elizabeth Dailey.

Survivors include her daughter, Rosalee Holzer of Waterford; three grandchildren– Dawn Holzer of Logan, UT, Jackie Holzer of Lebanon, OH, and Curt Holzer and his wife Pamela of Waterford; and three great-grandchildren– Shannon Holzer, and Kristina and Patrick Roy.

Visiting hours will be at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be no funeral service and burial at Waterford Cemetery will be private for the family.